August 15, 2008

Geo/Mattera visits MoMA

Joanne Mattera saw the Geo/Metric print and drawing show at MoMA, and reports back with a jpeg-rich two-part post. The show surveys the recurring and widespread impulse toward geometric abstraction in modern and contemporary art. Artists representing various movements and geographical backgrounds are all there: Cubist, Dada, and Russian avant-garde artists of the 1910s and 1920s, with their images of flat, intersecting planes and floating shapes; artists associated with Minimalism, Op art, and hard-edge abstraction in the 1960s and 1970s, whose primary interest lay in the investigation of reductive form and color; and contemporary artists who continue to exploit the infinite potential of simple geometries.

"Geo/Metric," organized by Starr Figura and Kathy Curry. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through August 18.

2 comments:

Hey, Sharon--

Thanks for posting this. Next week I'll post two more installments, one for each of the remaining two galleries.

Will you be posting an update on your own summer project any time soon.

Best,
Joanne

No time to post a studio update! Too many things to finish before the semester starts!

Thanks for telling us about the upcoming posts. Looking forward.

--Sharon

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